SAN DIEGO—During Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate‘s real estate conference here last week, a panel of experts at the source of innovative technologies described the advances that already exist in other parts of the world and are coming to US buildings of the future. Smart furniture and buildings completely off the grid are just some of the advances coming our way, said speakers at the panel session “Transformational Technologies Impacting Commercial Real Estate.”

Jim Young, co-founder and producer of RealComm, said, “In the future, anything electrical in a building will be connected to the Internet.” He spoke of visiting smart buildings in Singapore, the Middle East and other parts of the world where all systems from lighting to temperature are on a network talking to each other. “These developers in Asia are taking risks on a global scale.”

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